Spring is almost upon us. Temperatures may still be on the cooler side, but that makes it the perfect time to start thinking about preparing our homes for the warmer weather that’s slowly but surely on its way.
This includes ensuring that all the exterior and interior components of your home are in good shape. You should be checking your roof to ensure that winter storms did it no harm, as well as your windows to make sure they are still properly sealed so they don’t let in any hot air when you’re trying to use your air conditioner in the coming months.
Is Your Air Conditioner Ready?
Now is the perfect time to schedule your Herndon, VA HVAC maintenance! During your air conditioning system tune-up, our professionals will fully inspect and clean your unit, ensuring that it’s functioning as efficiently and effectively as it should. We’ll also make any recommendations for repairs that may be necessary. Scheduling AC maintenance now will afford you a number of benefits:
Greater Efficiency: When your air conditioner is sufficiently cleaned and adjusted for its best performance, it won’t have to work as hard to do its intended job. This increase in efficiency saves you money month-to-month, and helps the system to las longer.
Longer Service Life: Speaking of lasting longer, a system that is properly maintained is a lot less likely to need premature replacement. Skipping maintenance means you’re more likely to run into serious repairs, and the increased wear and tear will break the unit down faster.
Peace of Mind: When you have our professionals checking your air conditioner on a yearly basis (or biannually, if you have a heat pump), you can rest assured that you won’t run into any surprise emergencies right in the middle of summer when you need the system the most. This, of course, is contingent on you staying on top of the repair recommendations that are given to you during your AC tune-up.
Other Home Maintenance Tips
As important as HVAC maintenance is, there are some more ways to properly maintain your home in order to ensure you’ll have minimal problems:
Check Your Gutters: Improper drainage can cause water to escape into your basement or crawl space, and can even damage your home’s foundation. Check to make sure your gutters have not accumulated any damage or blockages over the winter.
Check Your Home’s Foundation: Check the concrete surrounding your home. Do you see any cracks or signs of movement? This could be weather damage, but it’s also important to be aware of any foundational damage that could potentially lead to slab leaks.
Check Your Outside Faucets: Hopefully you prepared your plumbing for winter by draining your outside faucets. Either way, once spring is upon us go ahead and check to see that water is flowing freely through these faucets. If not, you may have experienced freeze damage over the winter, and could need plumbing repairs.
At AllTech Services, Inc. we take pride in our customer loyalty. Contact us today to see what we’re all about, and to schedule your next air conditioner maintenance appointment.